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Re: Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2009, 11:04:38 AM »
I haven't read the guidelines yet on how one becomes a national hero so I can not answer for now if Former President Cory Aquino should be declared a national hero of the Philippines.  I'll get to it. But if we meant here national hero to replace Dr. Jose Rizal, maybe not. 

lizaquirog, unsa sa tanan, welcome to Tubag Bohol.  You may have solid evidences to prove you are correct but here's my take on the issues you raised. 

Your question: Would one really believe Marcos was moved out and Cory was placed in Malacanang without the nod of the US?  Who plucked Marcos out of Malacanang that fateful day of  February 1986? (Give the correct answer here.)

Cory Aquino, who was believed to be the real winner in that 1986 snap presidential election, was installed as president by the people power in Feb. 1986.  Yes, Marcos was "plucked", to borrow your word, out of Malacanang to protect him and his family's life as the people demonstrated that they had enough of the Marcos regime already.


Your statement:  When finally Cory was made President, she could have done the most important thing she could do to be a HERO to us.  It was only her who had the opportunity not to acknowledge the huge debt which Marcos accumulated during the Martial Law years.  We could have started with a new balance in our financial sheets and pushed our economy without the burden of the debt curse.

My take:  when Cory Aquino was finally installed as president of the Republic of the Philippines, I don't think she could just say she didn't want to acknowledge the huge debt Marcos accumulated during his presidency. He signed those documents as the head of the nation, the debts became the nation's debt and not Marcos' personal debt.  If it's possible for every new president not to accept the previous presidents' debts, then all presidents will have clean financial statements every time they become presidents. Isn't that another great motivation for politicians to run for president?  :) Okay, let's take, for example,  the case in the US.  Obama can not just say he would not inherit the bad economy from the Bush Administration so he can start a new and clean slate.  Sad to say, I think incoming presidents, or any leaders for that matter, inherit the good and the bad trails of their predecessors. 




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Re: Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2009, 11:06:45 AM »

Oi, naa naman diay ni imong definitions of how to qualify one to be considered a national hero.

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2009, 05:40:19 AM »
lizaquirog65, I really agreed with you
 everything you said is true.

The media do not say everything that's true, besides
  without going too much, let me say this in
   summary; there's more invisible bosses behind
   the visible boss or head of every state or country,
   they have no choice but do whatever they are told to do.
 My answer is no.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2009, 03:56:04 PM »
Yes, Cory Aquino is the hero of EDSA revolution.
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2009, 05:14:56 PM »
statesville, lizaquirog65, I strongly agree

My answer is: NO
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2009, 12:45:49 AM »

Agree 100%. my answer is NO

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2009, 01:14:52 AM »

do agree
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Re: Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2009, 01:19:41 AM »
There should only be one national hero.

And his name is: Jose Potracio Rizal y Alonzo.

Whose writings and passions gave rise to Filipinoismo.

Whose death gave birth to a NATION.


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Only 1 National Hero.

RIZAL!

No one else.

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2009, 01:22:58 AM »
I admire Aquino for her charisma, but do not consider her a national hero.

1. National Hero = Dr. Jose P. Rizal.



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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2009, 01:34:54 AM »
All presidents should always look to Rizal.

Ask themselves, "Are my actions a fulfillment of the dreams of Sr. Rizal? What would Dr. Rizal do in my case?"


You cannot even compare Aquino to Rizal.
Aquino was born into a political family. She is a peninsulare.
The family that she is part of, is the very subject of criticism that Rizal wrote about in his writings, the families that kept and oppressed the people.
Aquino's family owns land estates---promising to redistribute land, but that promise came to no avail.

No comparison.

She was put into the pulpit by people's power, not by democratic election.
Remember that.

Rizal, was the firs and only. He wrote and spoke when NO ONE dared to speak against Spain. Under penalty of death, he returned to Philippines.

And his death led to the birth of the Republic.

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Benigno Aquino is more comparable to Rizal.
Benigno Aquino and Rizal share that 'sacrificial' trait.

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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2009, 01:56:15 AM »
Corazon Aquino, God bless her heart, lived to a full and long age of 76. Bore children and lived to see grandchildren.

Men like Rizal, who is the HERO, lived a short life. He was executed by a firing squad, not surrounded by family and loved ones. A platoon of Spanish soldiers with their Spanish Mauzers aimed and shot him, piercing the body of Dr. Rizal with over 20 bullets, striking and breaking his spinal cord, rupturing his visceral pleuras, his lungs, heart, stomach etc. And bled to death. His life faded into non-existance while he heard the roars of "Viva'y Espana, Viva, Viva! Muerto a los tradores!" (Long Live Spain, Live, Live, Death to Traitors).

He experienced hate, shame, envy, and death! For his LOVE of his COUNTRY! Even before his COUNTRY EVEN EXISTED!

He was a man before his time. Undeniable.

He bore the true burden, he bore hatred by the peninsulares (political families that wanted him dead; they hated what he stood for; and the Spanish Colonial Government).

Rizal, in his profuse, stubborn moderate-toned speech would write in poems to express his distaste, his approval or disapproval.

Never involved in politics, but voiced concern through literature and intellectual discourse.

He is, in my eyes, THE National Hero of the Philippines.

The Father of the Republic.
Why even after his death, the KKK used his name to legitimize their actions.

So, there can be no comparison.
None.

ABSOLUTELY NO COMPARISON AT ALL.

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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2009, 07:33:06 AM »
Here's a text message I received yesterday... bag-ong motto daw floating around the country (Philippines): Mga Filipino politicians daw ay maka-Diyos, maka-Bayan, maka-Tao... maka-kalikasan at maka-KURAKOT!

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So you know my take on this subject (pa hero/heroine-epek): NO to POLITICIANS!!!  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2009, 07:55:56 AM »
Father, I cannot help but smile in approval and chuckle in confirmation of your message.
"No to Politicians"

The problem with politicians is that they let their own glory and achievements get to them. To their head. It is a syndrome that I like to call the "god syndrome."

When a man of power (a Sovereign Lord, Monarch, Emperor, President, Prime Minister, Judge etc) gets too powerful and too comfortable in his or her pulpit, he or she forgets the everday necessities of the masses, of the people whom he or she serves.
Let us analyze the actions of Monarchical figures such as Louis XVI of France, the last Absolute Monarch of the Capet-Dynasty of the French Empire. The man believed that his authority was divine-inspired and that it was his right to oppress the people and htat his hand was a fatherly hand. It was a concept quite parallel and akin to that of the concept of Filial Piety (Confucian-based) of Pax Sinica. The notion that everything was ordered and structured. As the Grass bows before the wind, so should the Emperor bow before the Will of God, and the ministers and government and civil servants bow before the Emperor, and the people bow before to the civil servants. This then transcends to the microscopic formula of the family: the mother bows before the father, and the children bow before the parents. etc etc.

Though there are similarities between Filial Piety and Absolute Monarchy, the latter was far more oppressive, that there was no outlet for the 'governed'.

This notion of 'god syndrome' comes to those who are in power. Man, in his deliberate pride of life, wishes to glorify himself through his accomplishments, its an innate fact. Let us analyze the pyramids of Egypt---it was constructed by Slaves under the Egyptian whip to produce monuments for the Glory of Pharaoh. Why did they do this? Because Pharaoh was God. Was he really? of course he was not, he was a man, but in their religion, he was God. Pharaoh and his kin glorified themselves through monuments, and through altar worship of their divine presence in the temples because they believed that they were divine. Why? Because they had power! Political power. Not only political, but to cement their lordship over society, they were not only political figures, but religious figures. As a result, ---> obeiscance and worship by the ruled masses.

The same can be seen even in the ideal republic; The Roman Empire.
Where Senators would vie for power to become Emperor.
And because the Emperors were so in love with their political regime, their political mailstrum, their laws, their edicts, their popularity, they therefore declared themselves divine. Can you believe it? lol!

So when they were dead, they were worshiped as gods, deities in their pagan religion.
Blasphemy!

Politicians will always be politicians. It is in their nature to glorify themselves. Does not matter what age, what epoch, it is within their nature as humans, and humans with political and economic power (even religious) to have such a mandate.

This is why, I will never consider any politician a hero.

Rizal, was not a politician. NEVER!
Rizal was a PHYSICIAN-SURGEON.
He was a DOCTOR. His profession bequethed that he save lives, not take lives.
He was also a prolific writer, an essayist, a poet, an architect, a man of GOD,
a romatic, a handsome man, and most of all----A MARTYR.

Untainted by the dirty of politics.
But his blood---which was spilled for this nation...bled and gave birth to a REPUBLIC.


RIZAL ES PRIMO!
The First and Only Hero of the Republic.



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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2009, 08:51:03 AM »
Yes. Dr. Jose Protacio mercado rizal y alonso deserves to be the country's foremost national hero because of his achievements. he knew that by writing the noli me tangere and the el filibuterismo thereby exposing the injustices committed by the civil and clerical officials would put his life and his family's life in danger. he did not retract his writings because he was thinking not only of the welfare of the present generations but also of the future generations. through his novels, bonifacio and the other katipuneros were inspired. rizal opened the minds of the people. at first, he resented the revolution for he was not a revolutionary man and he did not want bloodshed. all he wanted was a reformation which the government did not grant. he gave his name and even his life for his beloved homeland believing that through his death a new philippines would be born with the youth as its leaders.


Cory Aquino is one of our Philippine heroes but too far to be declared our national hero.

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« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2009, 02:10:26 PM »
Its a NO.

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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2009, 07:37:34 AM »
 Philippine National Heroes Committee officially defined the criteria to qualify as a national hero[/b]:

“    Heroes are those who have a concept of nation and thereafter aspire and struggle for the nation’s freedom...

Heroes are those who define and contribute to a system or life of freedom and order for a nation...

Heroes are those who contribute to the quality of life and destiny of a nation.

A hero is part of the people’s expression...

A hero thinks of the future, especially the future generations.

The choice of a hero involves not only the recounting of an episode or events in history, but of the entire process that made this particular person a hero.
   

do you think Cory fits these criteria?
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2009, 11:18:41 AM »
this is a vey long debate i guess, the late president Cory is not Jose Rizal who established the Liga Filipina in 1892, Rizal never fought in arms struggle during the revolution only through pen nor Andres Bonifacio who founded the Katipunan of the same year to fight against the oppresive rule of spaniards, some heroics act Cory did to Philippines is by way of leading the bloodless revolt in EDSA which resulted the ouster of the dictator in 1986 also by showing an excellent example of good governance during in her term as a president and most notably as the non corrupt president ever, her contribution in restoring democracy in our is exemplenary and even U S Pres Obama says " former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino played a crucial role in Philippines history, moving the country to democratic rule through her non-violent "People Power" movement over twenty years ago. Her courage, determination, and moral leadership are an inspiration to us all and exemplify the best in the Filipino nation.

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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2009, 12:48:28 PM »
Is it possible that Cory was being used as a pawn by those who wanted change, both in political circles as well as those who had been suffering long from the Marcos regime, including the long-protesting street  Parliamentarists and not to mention the brain behind all of it, the US? And Cory succumbed to the wishes of them all and was forced to walk a path she never wanted, nor dreamed of, in the first place? Was she ever ready for the position of Head of State that was thrusted on her lap? Did she had vision for the country before? I'm not saying she wasn't a good person. She was indeed a good mother figure for the country, yes... but, hmmm, personally... this is where it all ends! You have to tell me what she had done. I did hear about the mahjong sessions at Malacanang where she signed some of the important administrative matters (it's purely hearsay, of course). At least she bore KA who made GKB famous and enjoyed by many all over the globe. The bad, I couldn't take pictures of Hacienda Luisita in 2004 coz the guard told me it was a private property and I was actually on the outside looking inside, huh! They should have covered the whole place with "TRAPAL" aron di makita sa gawas. But then you can take pic of Malacanang where the President of a country lives ;D

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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2009, 12:53:51 PM »
Addendum: A little clarification. Or maybe I need one. I thought 1986 was People's Power? Then let it be... it was the people's power... not Ramos', not Enrile's, not Cory's, not Cardinal Sin's, not Honasan's, not any one's.

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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2009, 01:33:47 PM »
A National Hero is an individual who influences society and revolutionary response.

Rizal was a national hero because, his very writings solidified and made into substance the psyche of the people; his writings was the epitome of the population's feelings towards the abuses of the oligarchy, to which, ironically, Corazon Aquino, belonged to. As she is part of a powerful land owning political family, Peninsulares, to which Rizal, himself, focused most of his grievances against. The peninsulares and the Religious Episcopy that were abusing land and power.

Rizal initiated and incited the nationalistic movement; he and other writers such as Sr. Marcelo Del Pilar, and other Filipino intelligentsias in Spain formed the La Solidaridad, as a literary source to vent the Filipino view on the colonial government's way of ruling the islands. Rizal and Del Pilar made hedgeway by even addressing these matters to members of the Royal Spanish Cortes (Royal Parliamentary Body) ; in a move to explore the notion of granting all Filipinos Spanish citizenry and the Philippines to be made into an overseas Province as compared to an overseas Colony (as it was still regarded as, duirng the mid 19th century).

Rizal, through his works, fueled intellectual discourse amongst Filipino intelligentsias in Europe and in the Philippines, his writings shook the foundation of the Roman Catholic Episcopy in the Islands, his writings challenged the military colonial government into notions of liberalizing the islands and to put away with the fuedal-based oligarchic system that was set in placed by the Conquistadores some 2-3 centuries prior.

Rizal, in his brilliant foresight, tried to initiate peaceful and gradual assimilation into province-hood. Never so much to sponsor militant revolution.

But you see, as idealistic as Rizal was, as pure and incorrupt as his notions were, his writings and his ideas were twisted and used to legitimize actions made by the KKK. The KKK was more of a militant wing of the revolutionary phenomenon within that Philippine Revolution.

There were 3 forces within the Revolution:
1. The Loyalists; namely composed of the church, the peninsulares/oligarchic land owners, powerful political families, and the Spanish Creoles
2. The Filipino pro-assimilation. Filipinos that were intellectuals, that wanted the islands to be part of Spain Proper, as a province, not as a military bastion.
3. The Revolutionary Separatists.
     ===> and within the separatists were the militant wing and the intellectual wing.

Rizal , definately, influenced the movement.
His death, was the very straw that errupted the Filipino Revolution. His Death and execution signified the unilateral direction of the Revolution.

Had he lived and given amnesty, assimilation with Spain would have occurred, showing the Spanish Government's mercy and understanding of the situation, as afterall, Rizal was an educated polymath. He Spanish-Trained Physician-Surgeon, a writer, intellectual and activist.

He was beloved in Spain; and his death---to some of the revolutionary thinkers of the day (namely Filipino intelligentsias) represented the final betrayal of the Spain. Some believed that Spain should have rescued Rizal.

But in the end, Rizal's fate was left to the colonial government's hands.

And with his death---everything transpired after it.

Rizal was the Keystone in Filipino National History.

He was the one that coined the term "FILIPINOISMO"

or as he wrote in La Solidaridad, "Mi Patria Adorada Filipina" (My adored Filipino Nation).

With his pen, he unravelled half a millenia of Spanish regency.

Rizal. The ultimate example of "The Pen is mightier than the sword."

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Again, there can be no comparison between Corazon and Rizal.

Rizal INFLUENCED the revolution. He made the revolution. He was the revolution.

Corazon was but a small figure within the People's Power movement.



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